Corps to begin $7.2 million Florin Creek improvements

Published July 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $7,182,211 contract June 26 to PRS Newland JV of Sacramento, California, for improvements along Florin Creek in south Sacramento.

Construction will generally be between Highway 99 and Franklin Boulevard. The work includes widening and concrete-lining Florin Creek channel, and installing flood walls. Construction is slated to begin in August with completion scheduled for fall 2016.

"This is the last construction project for the South Sac Streams group," said Corps project manager John Hoge. "We've successfully completed safety improvements at North Beach Lake levee and Morrison, Elder and Union House creeks, so the Florin Creek construction will complete this important program."

The South Sacramento County Streams Group Project is a joint effort between the Corps, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency to reduce flood risk in the Sacramento basin. The southern portion of the basin has historically been vulnerable to flooding from high water events in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as well as high flows on Morrison Creek, Florin Creek, Elder Creek and Union House Creek.

PRS Newland JV is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business joint venture. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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